After less than two years in Cleveland Circle, Agoro’s Pizza Bar and Grill will close its doors for good on Sunday. News came as a shock to local residents and Boston College students, who have come to love the mouthwatering Greek-style pan pizza and calzones that Agoro’s is famous for.
“Selling a business is a very difficult decision, but we have decided to focus on putting our family first,” said co-owner Dimitrios Liakos.
“With another newborn on the way it’s just too much work and too demanding to give this location our 100%,” he added.
Liakos owns Agoro’s with his brother Nicholas, and they inherited the business from their parents in 2010. The brothers plan to focus on their original location in Somerset, Mass., where they grew up, and where they plan to raise their families.
“We have come to realize that the College area isn’t where we need to be,” Liakos said. “We will never return to Cleveland Circle, that’s for sure.”
In addition to speciality pizza sold by the slice, Agoro’s offered a sports grill with a full menu, late night delivery, and an open bar, quickly making it a favorite hangout for Boston College students.
“We want to thank Boston College and Cleveland Circle for supporting us over the last two years, there have been some great memories,” Liakos said.
He also wanted to pay a special shout out to the BC Class of 2018: “You know who you are. Thank you and good luck!”
In regards to who will take over the space, Liakos said that it’s still confidential, but he did offer a hint. “I can’t say yet, but I can say that it’s not pizza or fast food.”
So, make sure to stop by one last time and grab a final slice, before it’s too late. “We’re not doing anything special these last couple days,” Liakos said, “we’re just offering the same delicious pizza and food we take pride in.”
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